We help parents of those with special needs learn to thrive in healthy, empowered and connected living
Abounding Health - Help Special Needs Parents
Our mission is to help special needs parents from current unhealthy state of overwhelmed, strained and drained, into a thriving, abundant self-care mindset and lifestyle, so that we can enjoy life to the fullest, live out our biggest dreams and ambitions, and also be at our very best to help our children learn to overcome any and all challenges hindering them from enjoying a fully functioning, fulfilling childhood and life.
Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (Alpha-1) is a condition that is passed from parents to their children through their genes. This condition may result in serious lung and/or liver disease at various ages in life.
The Alpha-1 Foundation is dedicated to providing the leadership and resources that will result in increased research, improved health, worldwide detection, and a cure for Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency.
The Alzheimer’s & Dementia Resource Center is Central Florida’s community resource for families and professional caregivers affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias through education, advocacy, research opportunities, and compassionate support.
Alzheimer's and Dementia Resource Center
Actively striving for a cure to the disease, ADRC is one of only two gateway organizations in Florida that help coordinate brain tissue donations across Central Florida, facilitating what is known as the Florida Brain Bank Research Program. In addition, ADRC facilitates education & training for professional caregivers that meets requirements for the Florida Department of Elder Affairs.
The Children's Diabetes Foundation was established by Barbara and Marvin Davis in 1977 in Denver, Coloradoas a non-profit organization dedicated solely to the support of research in childhood diabetes and the provision of the best possible clinical and educational programs for children with diabetes.
Children's Diabetes Foundation
The Foundation's mission is to raise funds to support the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes where over 6,000 children and young adults from around the world recieve the finest diabetes care available.
Many disadvantaged children who lack good oral hygiene habits or dental care can have severe tooth decay and gum disease which may result in physical pain or discomfort. In many cases, this leads to low self-esteem and potentially significant health issues. Early intervention with education for both parent and child, plus basic oral hygiene supplies, can make a difference now and in the future.
Children's Healthy Smile Project
Our mission is to improve children's oral hygiene and promote a healthy smile by providing oral hygiene supplies such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, and educational materials to children in need.
Providing resources, guidance, and assistance to first responders with wellness, mental health, and addiction.
First Responder Assistance
We are a fairly small organization, but we are looking to grow and increase our reach to those in need. Our financial footprint is small, but the mission of what we do is what we find most important. I personally fund many of the things we need to operate, so anything above that is a plus which moves to our care fund. So many people have been lost and many could have been saved if the road to care was easier to navigate and readily available. In our first year of operation, we took care of 19 first responders and veterans who otherwise would likely not have gotten help - or effective help. This is a difficult subject to navigate, but we are committed to helping as many as we can. I've had a career in public service my entire life. I started as a firefighter and eventually made my way in to EMS as a Paramedic which I've been doing for the past 11 years with a total of 16 years in the public service sector. In all my years of training, it was rarely ever mentioned that this job could lead to challenges that I would be unable to handle myself. As public servants we are asked to surrender our humanity in order to do our jobs, but that often comes at a price. We see and handle the worst things that humanity has to offer and no matter how tough you may be, it will eventually catch up with you, sometimes in a way you might not realize. I ended up getting mixed up in alcohol, post traumatic stress, depression, and everything nearly came to an end with suicide - twice. Thankfully I survived despite the odds being against me, but my survival lead me to taking on a cause that is often ignored or marginalized. After my first suicide attempt I attended various forms of treatment. As I went through things, I found that what I was doing was not effective despite being lead to believe it was the only way. Everyone wanted to take care of the drinking, but was far less interested in the internal problems. Things like nightmares, social anxiety, avoidance, depressed moods, sleep problems, feeling worthless, and a whole host of other things. Drinking constantly is visible, feeling terrible isn't always as obvious. I became lost and returned to the habitual drinking ultimately resulting in my second attempt. I woke up in the ICU on a ventilator with no idea what had happened and putting the pieces of my life back together was hard and painful. I had problems finding effective providers, engaging programs, and the people who loved me had trouble providing the proper support that is so needed while going through this process. After my second episode, I decided to fight for effective treatment. That may seem odd, but getting what is right for you in these situations was much harder than I had imagined. It was not easy, but I found my way with much credit due to my wife who I love eternally. I went to a program specifically for first responders and veterans - and it was there that I was finally able to get the care I needed and I was able to get my life back. I still feel that if I had been able to do that the first time, I could have spared myself and loved ones much heartache and pain. Why was this so difficult? Through all of this, I spent some time and identified the gaps in the system that I fell through. Public servants are an entirely different type of person than the rest of the population. We have our own ways of dealing with stress, our brand of humor, and interact in a completely different way. One of the things I identified is that there was no streamlined way to get proper support and services. There was no way to easily find an effective provider, after-care or routine care was difficult to find. Good providers were also difficult to find. I see myself as a fairly intelligent person, so if I fell through the system, how many others could? I started this organization to address these gaps and break the links of suicide and substance abuse within our communities. I started with nothing more than an idea and with the help of friends we evolved into an important network that people know can be relied on. We established a network of professional relationships with providers and institutions who have the specialty to manage the specific needs of people like me. Now when a first responder or veteran needs help, they (or anyone) can reach out to us and our network takes care of them. In less than 24 hours in most cases, we have someone in care. It can be as simple as a therapist or all the way to inpatient stays. We have a network of peers from all spectrums and who have all been through tough times and are willing to provide guidance that was missing for so long. We support the families and loved ones in any way we can because the recovery process involves everyone. We continue contact with them and assist them along so they too can get their lives back. We have also included providers in sleep medicine and Chiropractic care to encourage wellness and help prevent more serious problems as time goes on. Proper sleep is a major problem for us and can make issues worse. Neck and back pain from all the heavy lifting and moving can also take a toll physically and eventually effects mood and outlook because of pain and problems with mobility. These things can be addressed by a good provider and there is no point in suffering anymore. Unfortunately, many of our organizations or regulators have little to no interest in dealing with these problems (with some exceptions) so we will. We include veterans in our mission because many of them end up in public service but still choose to identify as soldiers. Our veterans also seem to be forgotten more often than not and don't always have a place to turn to. A lot of the treatment for both groups is the same as well - we seem to get each other and understand the traumas, stressors, and challenges with what we do. We have specific resources for our veterans as well. As we have evolved, we established a program where we provide financial assistance to those in need during their wellness process. Finances are always a problem and normally the main deterrent for those who need help. If we can assist with that, and as soon as possible, it is more likely the outcome will be successful. The fund is currently depleted after the assistance provided to two people over the last month. These two were situations were their finances and lack of insurance coverage left them unable to get help. We are out there so you know that you are not alone. Someone else has been there too - there is a way out without resorting to substance abuse and suicide. It may not be openly talked about in our industries, but it is is problem that needs to be addressed. Any support you can provide to us is put to use and is greatly appreciated. We help all first responders and veterans no matter their financial situation and advocate for them in any way we can. Our aim is to have a happy and healthy first responder and veteran community. We need this for our families and our society - there is help! Comment
FAR's mission is to raise and distribute funds to perform research in the causes, identification, detection, prevention, control, treatment, and cure for alcoholism.
Foundation for Alcoholism Research
FAR does not presume to know the answers to what help is need. The answers vary widely within the research, medical, and psychiatric communities. FAR funds research to find answers. FAR does not have preconceived ideas about the answers but will let the research lead us there.
To improve the quality of life for people who are blind have low vision, or have other special needs.
Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind
Since 1946, the Guide Dog Foundation has provided guide dogs and training, free of charge, to people who are blind or visually impaired.
Our founding members were looking for a way to serve a demographic of people who would otherwise not have access to the services inerHEALTH provides. The inerHEALTH Foundation and our members are passionate about fighting Type 2 Diabetes and believe that through hard work, dedication, and educational awareness, we can make a difference in our clients' lives.
The inerHEALTH Foundation provides assistance to low-income individuals living with type 2 diabetes or prediabetes/metabolic syndrome. Our mission is to improve their quality of life and reduce dependence on medication through movement and nutrition.
Our mission is to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent, and treat T1D and its complications. We see a world without type 1 diabetes.
JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International)
JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Our strength lies in our exclusive focus and singular influence on the worldwide effort to end T1D.
The Kevin Turner Foundation has been created to: 1. Bring attention to ALS and the need for a cure 2. Raise awareness about the seriousness of braintrauma in athletes at every level of competition and its possible connection to ALS 3. And to financially support efforts to study, treat, prevent, and ultimately cure this disease.
Kevin Turner Foundation
KTF is working to raise awareness to the seriousness of brain trauma in athletes at every level of competition, and its connection to ALS. KTF also financially supports efforts to study, treat, prevent, and ultimately cure this disease.
Every year, more than half a million babies are born too soon in the United States. Our country’s premature birth rate has risen by 36 percent over the last 25 years. That’s serious cause for concern. We help moms have full-term pregnancies and research the problems that threaten the health of babies.
March of Dimes Foundation
In local communities across the country, we're helping moms take charge of their health, and supporting families when something goes wrong. The March of Dimes also acts globally: sharing best practices in perinatal health and helping improve birth outcomes where the needs are the most urgent.
We are the foremost eating disorders non-profit organization in New England. We provide education about eating disorders and their underlying causes to develop a compassionate community that promotes hopefulness and supports healing.
MEDA (Multi-Service Eating Disorders Association)
We offer a variety of services to support individuals and families through the various stages of their journey. MEDA serves as a support network and resource for clients, loved ones, clinicians, educators and the general public.
Music has proven to benefit a wide range of older adults afflicted with cognitive decline. According to research, music has been effective in decreasing dementia related behaviors including agitation,anxiety, and depression as well as improving overall quality of life.
The program provides the opportunity for community involvement and simultaneously raises awareness about dementia. Students are given the opportunity to earn community service hours and learn about the daily lives of people with dementia.
MDA is leading the fight to free individuals — and the families who love them — from the harm of muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases that take away physical strength, independence and life. We use our collective strength to help kids and adults live longer and grow stronger by finding research breakthroughs across diseases, caring for individuals from day one and empowering families with services and support in hometowns across America.
Muscular Dystrophy Association
MDA is using the money we raise to accomplish the following goals by 2020: CURE: Double our research investment on drug development and clinical trials to bring more treatments and cures to families. CARE: Provide care and support for 50,000 more families — a 50 percent increase over the number of families registered with MDA today. CHAMPION: Fund 20,000 kids at MDA Summer Camp at no cost to families as we expand our offerings for young adults.
The mission of the National Federation of the Blind is to serve as a means for blind people to come together to work collectively to improve our lives.
National Federation of the Blind (NFB)
By providing public education about blindness, information and referral services, scholarships, literature and materials about blindness, specialized aids and appliances, adaptive equipment, and support for blind people and their families. The members of the National Federation of the Blind strive to spread the word that the blind are normal individuals who can compete on equal terms with their sighted peers. Together, with love, hope, and determination, we transform dreams into reality.
NFBH is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to brain health initiaves and facilitating healthcare for everyone, emphasizing our veterans, law enforcement and first responders.
National Foundation for Brain Health
National Foundation for Brain Health is a charity organization whose mission is to support brain health initiatives for those who have suffer from traumatic brain injuries, concussions, PTSD, cognitive issues, and much more. We believe in rehabilitation and true healing for all wounds, and choose to focus on the invisible impairments in the brain.
NYCHSF introduces plant-based foods and nutrition education in schools to educate the whole school community.
New York Coalition for Healthy School Lunches
We create resources for use in schools and develop plant-based entree recipes and introduce them into schools (for the protein component of the National School Lunch Program).
We are a non-profit that provides multiple free opportunities to exercise in Austin and the surrounding communities. Though a Parkinson’s diagnosis can be tough to deal withthere is one proven way to help yourself and that is to be fit and exercise!
Power for Parkinson's
We deliver FREE fitness and dance classes for people with Parkinson's and their care partners in Austin and the surrounding communities.
We understand how hard it can be when a family member needs help. We also understand how much care professionals take when making a referral. That's why, for over 30 years, both families and professionals throughout the Midwest have trusted Preferred Family Healthcare.
Preferred Family Health Care
We are a comprehensive behavioral health non-profit organization established in 1979 providing substance abuse treatment/prevention and mental health services throughout Missouri.
Our mission is to prevent blindness and preserve sight.
Prevent Blindness (National Society to Prevent Blindness
Our goals are to prevent blindness & preserve sight across all ages & multiple eye conditions; focuses on educating the public; promoting advances in public health systems of care; and advocating for public policy that emphasizes early detection & access to appropriate eye care.
Fit kids, one school at a time! We give schools and PE teachers the funding and tools they need to create PE programs that kids love to participate in and teachers love to teach! 61.5% of kids do not get ANY physical activity outside school making our mission vital to help kids learn to become active and foster a love of movement they will take with them for life!
Project Fit America
We donate indoor and outdoor fitness equipment, innovative curriculum of lessons, and games using the equipment as well as on site teacher training and support. We help PE Teachers build a PE program that is just right for their school's facility, amount of time they see students, and their teaching goals and objectives. This program is customized to each school and it's unique environment.
The Road 2 Recovery Foundation is a 501 (C) (3) non-profit organization founded to help professional AMA licensed professional motocross/supercross members with financial assistance if they sustain career-ending injuries as well as providing motivational, emotional, and spiritual support to these individuals and their families.
Road 2 Recovery Foundation
Our goal of Road 2 Recovery would be to build enough assets in the endowment fund to completely provide for an athlete under our description for the duration of their life if they are unable to ever generate revenue again. We can strive towards this goal with the help of everyone in the motocross and action sports community who is passionate about these sports. The Road 2 Recovery is out there to make our sports a better, safer place.
The mission of Serving Kids Hope is to promote healthy lifestyles in children,families, and communities by addressing medical, nutritional, social, economic, and behavioral issues in a comprehensive, compassionate, and empowering manner.
Serving Kids Hope
SKI aimes to Increase awareness of the childhood obesity epidemic, educate families, providers, and the community about treating and preventing childhood obesity, and to provide a safety net to families with nutrition related issues in Orange County.
SOSMentor's mission is to decrease the alarming rates of childhood obesity and related illnesses by educating underserved youth in health, nutrition, and fitness and by motivating them to make healthy lifestyle choices and become health advocates in their schools, their families, and their communities.
By providing low-income youth with innovative nutrition and physical education and developing students’ leadership skills, SOSMentor seeks to build the next generation of healthy, productive members of society. Our long-term goals are to improve the overall health and physical fitness of LAUSD students and reduce rates of childhood obesity and malnutrition among Los Angeles youth.
To Write Love on Her Arms is a nonprofit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide.
TWLOHA (To Write Love On Her Arms
TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and invest directly into treatment and recovery.
Women for Sobriety (WFS) is an organization whose purpose is to help all women find their individual path to recovery through discovery of self, gained by sharing experiences, hopes, and encouragement with other women in similar circumstances.
Women for Sobriety
WFS offers a variety of recovery tools to guide a woman in developing coping skills which focus on emotional growth, spiritual growth,self-esteem, and a healthy lifestyle. Our vision is to encourage all women in developing personal growth and continued abstinence through the “New Life” Program.
We know that lasting personal and social change comes about when we all work together. That’s why at the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive.
YMCA OF THE USA
The Y is a nonprofit like no other. That’s because in 10,000 neighborhoods across the nation, we have the presence and partnerships to not just promise, but deliver positive change. The Y is community centered. For nearly 160 years, we’ve been listening and responding to our communities. The Y brings people together. We connect people of all ages and backgrounds to bridge the gaps in community needs. The Y nurtures potential. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to learngrow and thrive. The Y has local presence and global reach. We mobilize local communities to affect lasting, meaningful change.